My Louisiana Love
December 10, 2017

2–4 p.m.

Admission is free. Reservations: wrc@hnoc.org or (504) 523-4662

Monique Verdin, one of the artists featured in THNOC’s P.4 display, will introduce a screening of her film My Louisiana Love, on Sunday, December 10, at 2 p.m. The film follows Verdin, a young Native American woman, as she returns to Southeast Louisiana to reunite with her Houma Indian family. She soon sees that her people’s traditional way of life—fishing, trapping, and hunting—is threatened by a cycle of man-made environmental crises. As Louisiana is devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and then the BP oil spill, Verdin finds herself turning to environmental activism. She documents her family’s struggle to stay close to the land despite the cycle of disasters and the rapidly disappearing coastline. The film looks at the complex and uneven relationship between the oil industry and the indigenous community of the Mississippi Delta.

Verdin will take questions from the audience following the screening, and her P.4 display, also titled My Louisiana Love, will be open before and after the screening at 400 Chartres Street.

Reservations are suggested, and may be made by emailing wrc@hnoc.org or calling (504) 523-4662. Any unclaimed reservations will be released five minutes prior to the start of the program.